Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS)
What is a BAAS degree?
BAAS stands for Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences. It's a fully accredited bachelor's degree with three characteristics that distinguish it from other four-year degrees (BA, BS, BBA, BSW).
- The BAAS program is designed primarily for students transferring to a four-year university from community colleges or technical institutions. The program is comprised mostly of juniors and seniors. Some students come directly from two-year schools, while others have come back to complete a degree after working or serving in the military for a time.
- The BAAS program accepts many types of workforce credits. These occupationally-specific credits are earned by community college students who have completed an Associate in Applied Sciences (AAS) degree. Students also earn these types of credits in technical institutions or the military.
- The BAAS program has a multidisciplinary focus. It is designed to build on the occupationally-specific credits described above with general coursework. BAAS students take courses from multiple academic disciplines to complete the Texas core curriculum. A multidisciplinary approach provides options making this a great degree for students interested in developing expertise in more than one discipline or career objective.
In collaboration with the North Texas Community College Consortium (NTCCC), TWU offers AAS pathways leading to a BAAS in Business or Health Sciences with the following community college partners:
- Collin College
- Dallas County Community Colleges
- Hill College
- North Central Texas College
- Tarrant County College
- Trinity Valley College
- Tyler Junior College